Sensory Links

Please note:

  1. Sites listed here are external to the SESS website. SESS takes no responsibility for the content displayed on these sites.
  2. To access a site, click on the link in the centre column. There are also some links in the right hand column.
Site Name Link Comments
NCBI: National Council for the Blind of Ireland Image of the National Council for the Blind Homepage Useful feature on accessing information on a county basis in Ireland, education features extensively under the Information Area section of the site.
ChildVision:  (formerly St. Joseph's School & Services for the Visually Impaired) Mobile Resources Unit Logo
St. Joseph's School for the Visually Impaired Logo
ChildVision, the National Education Centre for Blind Children (formerly St. Joseph’s Centre for the Visually Impaired) is located in Dublin however their services are available to any child with a visual impairment and additional disability(ies) in Ireland. The Mobile Resource Unit brings information and technology demonstrations to many locations throughout Ireland. The school seeks through education, training and social care to provide students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to fulfill their individual potential, so each can lead the life of his/her choice.
Fighting Blindness Image of the Fighting Blindness Hompage This site gives good information on the range of retinal degenerative conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration which can cause blindness.
Deafblind UK Image of the Deaf Blind UK Homepage This site gives comprehensive information on the condition of deafblindness or dual sensory impairment. 24,000 people have dual sensory impairment in the UK. Contact details for the Northern Ireland branch are given.
Sense Image of the Sense Homepage Another UK charity which helps people with deafblindness. It has an excellent Education section. It also has lots of factsheets, and explains in detail the causes of deafblindness.
DeafHear: Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Deaf Hear Logo (formerly the National Association for Deaf People) was established on 5th June 1964 with the primary objective of “promoting the welfare of deaf people and their families in all aspects of life”. has a national network of resource centres providing a range of accessible services to deaf and hard of hearing people and their families and is also actively involved in advocating and lobbying for improved services and new developments including UNHS (Universal Newborn Hearing Screening), aural rehabilitation and education.
IDS: Irish Deaf Society Image of the Irish Deaf Society Homepage A very comprehensive website, with ISL (Irish Sign Language) featuring prominently. The Irish Deaf Society (IDS) is the national representative organisation of Deaf and hard of hearing people, serving the interest and welfare of the Deaf community. The IDS represents the Irish Deaf community on an international level through its membership of the World Federation of the Deaf and the European Union of the Deaf.
Forest Books Image of Forest Books Homepage A useful site for books videos and CD-ROMs related to deafness / hearing impairment. It has an extensive online catalogue, and also lists conferences and exhibitions it attends in the UK.
St. Mary's School for Deaf Girls St. Mary's School for Deaf Girls Logo St Mary's School was founded in 1846 in the grounds of the Dominican Convent, Cabra, Dublin and is under the trusteeship of the Catholic Institute for the Deaf. The school caters for severe and profoundly deaf children of all abilities. Its aim, in co-operation with the parents, is to enable each student to achieve her full potential.
St. Josephs's School for Deaf Boys Image of St. Josephs's School for Deaf Boys St. Joseph's was founded in 1857 under the care of the Irish Christian Brothers. In 1996 the first lay principal was appointed. A variety of educational programs are available in the school to promote the harmonious growth of the whole person.
DELTA: Deaf Education Through Listening and Talking Delta Logo DELTA is a national charity (UK) supporting deaf children, their families and practitioners who wish to follow an auditory oral route
The Anne Sullivan Foundation for Deafblind The Anne Sullivan Foundation for Deafblind Logo The Anne Sullivan Foundation for Deafblind was founded in 1989 and incorporates The Anne Sullivan Centre, an educational facility for those who are deafblind.
Deafblind Ireland Deaf Blind Ireland Logo Deafblind Ireland aims to provide information and support to people who are deafblind, their families and professionals working with them.
Irish Deaf Kids Irish Deaf Kids Logo The objective of this website is to support inclusive education for deaf children in mainstream schools in Ireland.